Hunt elected on first ballot; tie-breaker needed for other race

Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Johnny Hunt topped a six-candidate field to win the Southern Baptist Convention presidency. But the initial vote for one of the vice presidential spots resulted in a tie.

SBC must evaluate priorities in ‘death check’

Just as people facing death evaluate their priorities for what remains of life, it’s time for the Southern Baptist Convention to do its own “death check” and become better stewards of “the mysteries” with which they are entrusted, North Carolina pastor Al Gilbert said in the 2008 SBC annual sermon.

WMU celebrates missions at home and abroad

Missionaries serving locations ranging from Yellowstone National Park to the Philippines and Mozambique challenged participants at the 2008 Woman’s Missionary Union missions celebration to join them in sharing Christ’s love with their communities and around the world.

Crossover participants persevere in spite of downpour

Indiana Baptists and hundreds of out-of-state volunteers persevered following torrential rains June 7 to share the gospel and host block parties around Indianapolis as part of the Crossover evangelistic emphasis held prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

Recognize warning signs, Page urges Southern Baptists

“Recognize the signs,” outgoing Southern Baptist Convention President Frank Page challenged messengers during his address to the SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis June 10.

Colts coach makes unexpected appearance at Pastors Conference

Tony Dungy, coach of the Indianapolis Colts, made a surprise appearance at the Monday afternoon session of the 2008 Southern Baptist Pastors Conference.

IMB supporters release statement opposing missionary guidelines

A group of current and former missionaries, former mission-board trustees and pastors is calling for the Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board to reverse controversial guidelines for missionaries enacted in 2005.

Storms don't dampen Crossover spirit

Mark Kennedy, a member of Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, shares his testimony during Crossover'08, the neighborhood outreach effort that preceded the SBC annual meeting.

Pastors urged to pray, get own houses in order

Tom ElliffSpeakers during the opening session of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center urged pastors to renew their commitment to prayer and get their own spiritual lives in order.

Six Texans inducted into Evangelists Hall of Faith

Six Texas Baptists garnered spots among 30 heroes of the faith honored June 6 as the inaugural class of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists Hall of Faith.

God uses broken vessels, pastors are assured

Johnny Hunt, newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, answers questions from the media. He spoke earlier at the Pastors' Conference. (BP Photo by Matt Miller)
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